Academic Requirements for Admission

Indiana's Core 40 is the academic foundation that best prepares students for college. Visit the Indiana Department of Education's Web site for more information on the Core 40 diploma.

If you have not earned an Academic Honor or Core 40 high school diploma due to graduating prior to 2011, from an out-of-state high school, or being home schooled, your high school preparation should include a minimum of at least the 40 college preparatory courses listed below:

For beginning students: Any student with no previous college credits or less than 13 college level credits.

I. High School Curriculum: Indiana University requires Indiana Academic Honors or CORE 40 diploma; Students graduating prior to 2011, from out-of-state high schools or from home schooling must have comparable credits.

Students may submit GED scores in place of requirements I II. (GED = 570 or 57, depending on year taken and scoring scale used)

  • English/Language Arts - 8 credits

    Including a balance of literature, composition and speech.

  • Mathematics - 6 credits

    2 credits: Algebra I

    2 credits: Geometry

    2 credits: Algebra II

    Or complete Integrated Math I, II, and III for 6 credits.

    All students must complete a math or physics course in the junior or senior year.

  • Science - 6 credits

    2 credits: Biology I

    2 credits: Chemistry I or Physics I or Integrated Chemistry-Physics

    2 credits: any Core 40 science course

  • Social Studies - 6 credits

    2 credits: U.S. History

    1 credit: U.S. Government

    1 credit: Economics

    2 credits: World History/Civilization or Geography/History of the World

  • Directed Electives - 5 credits

    World Languages

    Fine Arts


  • Physical Education - 2 credits

    Health and Wellness - 1 credit

    Electives - 6 credits

II. Class Rank: Students should rank in the upper-half of their class.
III. Entrance Exams: SAT composite 950 (Reading and Math sections only) ACT composite 20 (All students who have been out of high school for less than 3 years are required to take the SAT or ACT).

Scholarship Deadlines

  • Deadline for Fall 2015 Scholarships is March 1, 2015.

Apply Online

Perhaps the easiest way to apply is to complete our online application. Instructions are provided to guide you through the application process. This application is for First Year, Transfer, Visiting/Guests, Second Degree, Undergraduate Non-Degree, and Special High School applicants.

Graduate and Graduate Non-Degree applicants should use the following Graduate online application.

If you are transferring to IU Kokomo from another IU campus, you can submit your transfer request using the online IU Intercampus Transfer Form.

Apply by Mail

Paper applications can be obtained by:

  • Printing a copy of our Application for Admission (PDF) for First Year, Transfer, Visiting/Guests, Second Degree, Undergraduate Non-Degree, Graduate Non-Degree, and Special High School applicants.
  • Completing the online Materials Request Form
  • Calling the Office of Admissions at (765) 455-9217 or toll free (877) 875-4IUK

Other useful resources

Graduate School Application

Graduate students are admitted directly into their chosen academic division. Contact the graduate program of interest for admission requirements and procedures.

Major Telephone
Business Administration (765) 455-9275
Education (765) 455-9441
Liberal Studies (765) 455-9258
Public Management (765) 455-9330
Nursing 765-455-9288

Contact the Office of Admissions


Angie Siders, Director of Admissions
Stephanie Foster, Transfer Admissions Counselor
Emilee Benge, High School Admissions Counselor
Precious Jewell Majors, High School Admissions Counselor
Meghan Green, Admissions Specialist

Call us: (765) 455-9217 or
toll free (888) 875-4IUK (4485)
E-mail us: iuadmis@iuk.edu
Fax us: (765) 455-9537

Visit us or write to:

Office of Admissions
Indiana University Kokomo
Kelley Student Center, Room 230
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

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